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Old 01-02-2008, 11:59 AM
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Nerotin was what I took ofr several months.For me it caused an agravated state that made me almost leave my husband. They stopped it and the meaness stopped. The ywanted to put me on (I think) Topamax which was 250 dollars a month and I could not afford that. As a low cost alternative. It has been around a long time and they have had good results for nerve pain blocking. Since I tollerate it well it is a God sent for me. It is not for everyone nor is the Nerotin.LOL I am living proof of that. I am on 75 mg of the amitriptylin. It is working wonders for me. I have very few headaches or neck pain and it is very slight and managable . It does not make me tired although that is a downfall to many. Also it may make you crave sweets. Not sure about that one because I know it and it is too easy to blame it.LOL
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I am still on the amitriptline. 100 mg nightly. tried to ween off it as thought my pain might have left I was wrong and went back on it.
Seems to be working for me.
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Old 05-23-2010, 03:43 PM
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Candy, did you know one of the side effects is weight gain? It is difficult to keep weight off on this drug. However, it is a good drug for depression and other problems. But, if weight reduction is very important, you might want to talk to your doctor about another drug. Unfortunately, with your health problems, you will have to pick and choose which medication is best for you considering the side effects. Good luck to you.
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Old 05-24-2010, 10:39 AM
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Thanks Deb. Yes I did know. MY doctor said I might crave sweets. I'm not sure if I really did or if the hearing of such news was a good scape goat. At anyrate it was all I could afford without insurance.Now I have insurance.I have also lost 15 pounds . It is coming off slower but it is coming off.
The last year has been one big pity party for me...glad that is over. Cymbolta I have been taking for depression. Come to find out that I have been depressed most of my adult life. never wanted to admit it ,but the med. makes me feel alot better. I highly recomend any one feeling low or crying real easy to tell your doctor . You don't have to feel so bad.
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I was put on amitryptiline years ago for pain and it workde very well. But made me suicidel. My Dr wanted to put me on it last week because I'm in a very deep depression from to many things happeining for the last two years, house burning, cancer, mom passing and I just don't want to go on. She mentioned off putting me on that and I told her how it reacted before. I'm on 120 mg of cymbalta and thats not helping so they wanted to put me in the hospital and I said NO!
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:49 PM
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I take Cymbalta for depression due to not being able to do the stuff I used to do.
Haley's grandmom. PLease try whatever and if it doesn't work , try something else. We Love you.
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:50 AM
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Joyce, keep in mind that it takes 2 weeks or more for those meds to even start to work. Not unusual for it to take a month before you begin to notice results.
You didn't say how long you have been taking it.

It is trial and error with these meds. What works for 1 person may not work for someone else. But when 1 med doesn't work, try another. Don't give up.
Sometimes it's just a matter of increasing the dosage.
I take 175mg Effexor FX. This is a serotonin uptake med. It treats depression and anxiety. It is very expensive but I don't care. It works. And the generic form of this med does not work for me. If you are taking the generic, that could be the problem.
Dr's and pharmacists tell you the generic has the same med and the same dosage as the real one so it doesn't make any difference. But it does. The Dr that first put me on a med in 1993 told me the generic's have fillers in them. The reason he told me was because the pharmacist switched me to a generic and the Dr could tell as soon as he came into the room the med wasn't working. He then gave me a new perscription with brand name only on it.
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